A team of five Harvard students successfully developed a state-of-the-art football, which uses the kinetic energy of children or adults playing with it to generate green energy.
Although the idea of using the body movements of people as an energy source is not new, what makes this particular football so very special is that, after one kicks it around for about half an hour, it manages to store enough energy to power a light for roughly three hours on-end.
As well as this, the said ball can be used to charge phones or perhaps even to meet the energy demands of some household appliances.
This new technology could particularly come in handy to those living in undeveloped countries, more so given the fact that, as scientists explain, the ball is made from materials that can be easily found in most parts of the world.
Known as the Soccket, this football has many other attributes, besides being an all-green alternative to traditional energy sources: it is waterproof, durable and does not require “regular maintenance” such as inflating. Furthermore, it seems that its price is as user-friendly as possible.
However, what matters most is that, once this green football is made available to the general public, various communities can let go of using kerosene or the like as energy sources, thus improving on their general health.
Therefore, we can assume that the both the children, and the adults living in undeveloped countries around the world will welcome this invention as soon as it hits the market.
According to Daily Mail
, Bill Clinton is utterly enthusiastic about this new environmentally friendly project and speaks about it as “an off-grid solution that gives us a way to bring power and improved quality of life, working capacity and learning capacity.”
From where we stand, the Soccket is a remarkable invention because it serves two major educational purposes: first of all, it encourages children and even adults to exercise more in order to keep fit; secondly, it teaches them to be environmentally responsible.